Monday, April 26, 2010

All out to defend our immigrant co-workers, neighbors!

(double-click photo to see more of my flickr photostream)

It's a lie that immigrants "take jobs" from workers born in the U.S. There's no fixed number of jobs in society: In addition to creating wealth through their labor, each worker also creates the need for more jobs, goods and services. But in this economic crisis of over-production--abundance--bosses are trying to blame immigrants for the widespread suffering caused by capitalist production for profit

... so ...

Minnie Bruce and I are already making our plans to travel to Buffalo on May 1, from 2-5 pm, gathering at Main and Goodell, marching to MLK Park

There we'll raise our voices with others to vow: "No human being is illegal! There are no borders in the workers struggle! Workers united will never be defeated!

Where will you be on May 1? 

Boycott Arizona tourism!
Divest from the apartheid state of Arizona!

May 1
2:00pm - 5:00pm
gather at Main and Goodell, march to MLK Park

May 1
gather at Union Square rally
march to Wall Street!

Monday, April 19, 2010

SU students vs. bank

[Please help spread the word]

Here is a link to an album of photographs I just flicker'd up, SOOC (Straight Out Of Camera):
[click here]

These are photographs from an April 16 rally organized by Syracuse University students. They are angered that the SU administration has invited top banker from JPMorgan Chase to deliver the 2010 graduation address.

SU students are leading the protest: "against using the 2010 commencement to restore the public image of the banking industry and validate the anti-environmental and anti-humanitarian interests of JP Morgan Chase."

No matter where you live, PLEASE take a moment
to sign this student-led petition:

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Say "NO" to "Tea Party" neo-fascism

Minnie Bruce and I will be traveling to Buffalo, New York (northeast U.S.) for this important protest. Please join us!

From the Buffalo International Action Center:

"The Tea Party will rally in Buffalo this Monday, April 12, at 11am at the foot of Pearl St and Scott with the racist millionaire developer Carl Paladino as their speaker.


It's time we let everyone know they don't speak for us! We're going to be there. Bring your own signs, or pick up one of ours."

Friday, April 09, 2010

After reading this article by Minnie Bruce:

Students organize against bank ‘takeover’ of commencement

please take a moment to sign the student-led petition and please help spread the word:

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Protest top banker as SU commencement speaker (please sign & help spread the word)

Syracuse University bosses approved head banker of JP Morgan Chase to deliver the 2010 commencement address. Please take a moment to click here to sign the protest petition:

Today we're being told that the cupboards are bare, as millions lose work in a jobless recovery and the banks have foreclosed on miles of former neighborhoods.

But the money is there, as Pete Seeger sings (click on YouTube link below). Six decades after he sang these words--brave to speak or sing in those McCarthyite days of anti-communist witch hunt in the U.S.-- the working class has changed in this country. The historical images that accompany this recording today need more labor of workers of color, immigrants, women, youth and elder--and more pronouns are needed in these lyrics, too.

The living struggle will refresh the lyrics of demands through chant and song and lift up more music from the international working class and oppressed, as well. But the truth in this song still resonates as we struggle today.

click here for: Pete Seeger singing "Banks of Marble" / YouTube